Jo·nah /ˈʤonə, ||nɚ/
Jo·nah n. The Hebrew prophet, who was cast overboard as one who endangered the ship; hence, any person whose presence is unpropitious.
Jonah crab Zool., a large crab (Cancer borealis) of the eastern coast of the United States, sometimes found between tides, but usually in deep water.
n 1: (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so
God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a
ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that
vomited him out onto dry land
2: a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
3: a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah
and the whale [syn: Book of Jonah]
a dove, the son of Amittai of Gath-hepher. He was a prophet of
Israel, and predicted the restoration of the ancient boundaries
(2 Kings 14:25-27) of the kingdom. He exercised his ministry
very early in the reign of Jeroboam II., and thus was
contemporary with Hosea and Amos; or possibly he preceded them,
and consequently may have been the very oldest of all the
prophets whose writings we possess. His personal history is
mainly to be gathered from the book which bears his name. It is
chiefly interesting from the two-fold character in which he
appears, (1) as a missionary to heathen Nineveh, and (2) as a
type of the "Son of man."
Jonah, or Jonas, a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer